Surf & Sand Resort Est. 1989

1555 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, United States

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$379 avg. room rate
Cowabunga on over to this Mediterranean inspired beachside resort. 
With its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, beautifully decorated interior, original artwork, beachfront pools, tranquil spa, delicious restaurant, and 10,000 sq. ft. of both indoor and outdoor space, it is no wonder the Surf & Sand Resort is a top pick for many. Gather on a Sunday (poolside of course) with your bests for a relaxing day in the sun or choose to wed amidst the stunning ocean views.
The Lowdown
Type
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Bay
Cityscape
Courtyard
Ocean
Style
Classic
Coastal
Contemporary
Mediterranean
Tropical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

All of our oceanfront Laguna Beach meeting rooms offer natural light, high-speed internet and conference service professionals so you can focus on the task at hand.

And, of course, in any Laguna Beach event space we can create a delicious and customized menu based on your group’s needs, whether it’s a beachside coffee break, simple luncheon or to celebrate the end of the day.

Our Spacious Ballrooms can host your Elegant Banquets, Group Meetings or Wedding.

Meeting Venues – Conference Rooms to Boardrooms with Spectacular Ocean Views.
Catering Venues – Ocean View Casual to Elegant Ballrooms overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
15fiftyfive – Host your group’s reception under the stars in our Laguna Beach resort’s stylish ocean-view lounge.
Coffee Breaks hosted on the beach.
Wireless Internet Capabilities from our Ocean Front Pool.
See how Surf & Sand Resort is helping to Protect the Environment.

The Pelican Ballroom is the centerpiece of Surf & Sand’s Conference Center. This spacious room is highlighted by a vaulted ceiling, original artwork, and large, south-facing windows with plantation shutters let in plenty of California sunshine. An adjacent pre-function foyer is graced with distinctive custom furnishings such as hardwood credenzas with marble tops. A terrace with a partial ocean view is an elegant venue for Catering and meeting breaks.

The Pelican’s location on the second floor of the Conference Center keeps it secluded from Hotel Guest Rooms and makes it ideal for large Social Events. The Pelican Ballroom is 2,652 square feet.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $131 to $177

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
180
Buffet
N/A
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1989
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
OCEANFRONT PREMIUM TOWERS KING: Amenities: 550 Sq Ft., King Bed, Small Seating Area, Sofa Bed, Double Vanity, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Cordless phone, separate tub and shower, Oceanfront juliette balcony + view from the bathtub

OCEANFRONT TOWERS CORNER: Amenities: 550 Sq Ft., King Bed, Small Seating Area, Sofa Bed, Double Vanity, Oceanfront balcony view, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Cordless phone, Separate tub and shower

OCEANFRONT TOWERS KING: Amenities: King Bed, Small Seating Area, Sofa Bed, Double Vanity, 500 Sq Ft., Oceanfront balcony view, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Cordless phone, Separate tub and shower

OCEANFRONT TOWERS DOUBLE QUEEN: Amenities: Small Seating Area, Double Vanity, 500 Sq Ft., Two Queen Beds, Oceanfront balcony view, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Cordless phone, Separate tub and shower

SURFSIDE KING: Amenities: King Bed, Cordless Telephone, 450 Sq Ft., Single Vanity, Oceanfront balcony view, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Combined tub and shower

OCEANVIEW KING: Amenities, King Bed, Cordless Telephone, 400 Sq Ft., Single Vanity, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Shower, Pool and Ocean View

OCEANVIEW DOUBLE QUEEN: Amenities, Cordless Telephone, Two Queen Beds, 400 Sq Ft., Single Vanity, Marble tiled entry, G-Link wireless connectivity dock with alarm clock, Shower, Pool and Ocean View
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Surf & Sand Resort, resembling a sun-washed Mediterranean Village, lies on California’s Laguna Beach shoreline where the waves of the Pacific meet 500 feet of pristine sand. Laguna Beach, which is renowned for its long history as a center for the arts, is home to the world-famous Pageant of the Masters festival.
Design:
All 167 smoke free beachfront Laguna Beach hotel rooms including 13 Laguna Beach hotel suites at Surf & Sand Resort feature spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. A palette of ocean colors can be seen in textiles and custom furnishings. Original artwork, luxurious linens and new modern lighting provide comprehensive contemporary comforts to our Laguna Beach hotel rooms, while private furnished balconies extend the coastal experience further. Surf & Sand Resort also offers nightly turndown service, luxurious bath amenities and fully stocked in-room mini-bars.
Standout Venue Features:
For decades the Surf & Sand pool has been a popular draw for couples and families alike. Completely refreshed in 2010, our Laguna Beach hotel pool deck has been transformed into a haven for complete escape. New modern cabanas, a wave-inspired structure, cozy chaise lounges and a poolside bar add a contemporary touch, while a scenic tile mural by a local artist further embraces the charm of Laguna Beach.

Our beachfront hotel in California also houses Aquaterra Spa which provides an oceanfront oasis where guests relax with personalized spa treatments designed by passionate practitioners. Indulge in a wide variety of treatments including customized massages, skincare, seasonal body treatments, couple’s rituals, in-room bath rituals, waxing and nail care services all enhanced with therapeutic properties of native botanicals, ocean and earth.

Our Laguna Beach resort’s signature restaurant, Splashes, blends flavors from Southern California’s coastline and Mediterranean-inspired preparations to create unforgettable dishes. Our Executive Chef Ron Fougeray focuses on using fresh, local ingredients.

Surf & Sand Resort also features 10,000 square feet of indoor and an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor Laguna Beach meeting and event space and wedding venues with stunning ocean views.
Extra Perks:
Nightly turndown service, luxurious bath amenities and fully stocked in-room mini-bars are just the start. We take pride in offering personalized, heartfelt service to each and every guest.
Awards & Notables 2016
January 2016 – Destination Weddings & Honeymoons – How to Marry in SoCal
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January 2016 – American Spa – Top Facials to Repair Sun Damage
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January 2016 – Modern Luxury Brides – Southern California Venue Guide
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2015
December 2015 – New Beauty – 8 Signs You Need to Go to a Spa
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December 2015 – Gayot.com – Splashes
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December 2015 – Luxury Travel Magazine – Ring in 2016 Around the World
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December 2015 – Laguna Beach Magazine – Holiday Happenings
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December 2015 – Locale Magazine – These Ho-Ho-Hotels Will Make This Holiday Season Your Best One Yet
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November 2015 – LA Times – 18 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Super Deals on Hotels in California, Mexico and the West
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November 2015 – PeterGreenberg.com – You’re Ultimate Guide to Black Friday & Cyber Monday Travel Deals
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November 2015 – American Spa – Best Spa Trails for National Take a Hike Day
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November 2015 – Modern Luxury OC – Fab Five
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November 2015 – EatDrinkOC – New Executive Chef at Splashes
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November 2015 – LA Confidential – 7 Wellness-Focused Getaways to Take Before Holiday Season Hits
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November 2015 – Luxury Travel Magazine – Best Trails for National Take A Hike Day, Nov 17
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November 2015 – 2015 Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Travel Deals
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October 2015 – LA Times – Charming Laguna Beach is a must-see during the holidays
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October 2015 – Stu News Laguna – New Splashes chef innovates French tradition
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November 2015 – Modern Luxury OC – Making a Splash
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Accolades:

2014 Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Top SoCal Hotel
2013: Top 25 Southern California Hotels — Condé Nast Traveler
Four Diamond Rated for over 20 consecutive years — AAA
2012: Top 50 Resorts in the US & Canada — Travel + Leisure Magazine Reader’s Poll
2012: World’s Best Top 500 Hotels — Travel + Leisure Magazine

Celebration Locations
Sandpiper Room:
Located on the second floor of the Conference Center, its plantation shutters lead to two sets of double doors that open onto an outdoor patio for coffee breaks. The soft tones of the decor allow the room to be decorated in a variety of ways to complement the style of any Social Event.
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 100 Banquet capacity: 70
Sand Castle Room:
At the north end of the Conference Center’s ground floor is the Sand Castle room. With a full wall of windows complemented by mirrored wall accents this is one of our brightest meeting spaces. The Sand Castle’s French doors open onto a garden patio with a Mediterranean fountain as its centerpiece; a charming setting for a catered lunch. 1,029 square feet
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 100 Banquet capacity: 70
Seagull, Dolphin, Gray Whale Rooms:
Each of these Rooms features a wall of windows to let in plenty of natural light, and to give a glimpse of the crashing waves through the plantation shutters. The Rooms are located in the main building of the hotel, giving them very convenient access to Guest Rooms. 480 square feet
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 50 Banquet capacity: 30
Pelican Ballroom:
The Pelican Ballroom is the centerpiece of Surf & Sand’s Conference Center. This spacious room is highlighted by a vaulted ceiling, original artwork, and large, south-facing windows with plantation shutters let in plenty of California sunshine. An adjacent pre-function foyer is graced with distinctive custom furnishings such as hardwood credenzas with marble tops. A terrace with a partial ocean view is an elegant venue for Catering and meeting breaks. The Pelican’s location on the second floor of the Conf
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 250 Banquet capacity: 180
Star Fish Room:
Located just above the Sand Castle is the light and airy Starfish Room. This room offers windows on two walls, and French doors that overlook the Aquaterra Courtyard. 680 square feet
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 60 Banquet capacity: 40
Seahorse Rooms:
Surf & Sand’s dedicated boardroom is located on the 7th floor of the main building. An ideal venue for small meetings and retreats, the Seahorse Room features a custom-made hardwood table and executive chairs. 480 square feet
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 16
Sand Dollar Room:
The Sand Dollar Room is the Conference Center’s second-largest indoor venue. It opens onto a covered Mediterranean patio highlighted by elegant archways, and is easily reached from the Guest Rooms. 1,218 square feet (divisible)
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 120 Banquet capacity: 80
Top of the Surf Room:
The square, open floorplan of the Top of the Surf room makes it a very flexible space able to accommodate a wide range of functions. Top of the Surf is possibly the most aesthetically pleasing indoor venue at Surf & Sand. Windows with plantation shutters line three of the four walls, and offer extraordinary views up and down the coastline and of the hills of Laguna. It is an excellent choice for Social Events. 1,020 square feet
- Max Capacity: Meeting capacity: 100 Banquet capacity: 70
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Splashes Restaurant:

Enjoy seaside dining at its best. There are many Laguna Beach restaurants you can choose, but SPLASHES serves up fresh seaside cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With the sea just 25 feet below, you can dine watching the waves roll in – whether you choose to sit inside by an open window or on one of our palm-shaded patios. The ocean views are not the only thing to savor, as each dish the culinary teams prepares is driven by fresh, local and simply delicious ingredients.
- TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 Winner
TripAdvisor #8 of 156 places to eat in Laguna Beach
- OpenTable Diner's Choice 2015 Winner


Pacific Perk:

Pacific Perk, the perfect stop for your morning coffee, a quick breakfast or lunch on-the-go while staying at our Laguna Beach resort. Enjoy pastries, fresh salads, grab-and-go sandwiches and high speed Internet.
Bars & Lounges:
Splashes Bar:
Ocean front bar with small bites, coktails, wine and beer. 

15FiftyFive:
You can visit our Laguna Beach lounge, 15FiftyFive, for bites and cocktails under the stars. With its fire pits, you can start or end the night with a cocktail, the sunset and the Pacific. Groups of up to 40 people can brainstorm with the ocean breeze as their inspiration for breakfast, lunch or a noteworthy reception.
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